Malice is the intention to cause harm. If someone feels malice toward you, look out! They've got bad intentions.

Just like the Spanish mal, this is a word for badness or evil. Malice isn't just any evil, though: it's evil done intentionally by someone seeking to do harm. People feel malice for people they hate. Malice is even stronger than spite. Out of all the emotions and thoughts you can have, malice is one of the most dangerous. Just about every villain in every movie and TV show is full of malice.

Definitions of malice

n feeling a need to see others suffer

maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venom
Type of:
malevolence, malignity
wishing evil to others

n the quality of threatening evil

malevolence, malevolency
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bitchiness, cattiness, nastiness, spite, spitefulness
malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
cruelness, cruelty, harshness
the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
beastliness, meanness
the quality of being deliberately mean
brutality, ferociousness, savagery, viciousness
the trait of extreme cruelty
cruelty evidence by a capability to commit murder
Type of:
evil, evilness
the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice

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